EEF congratulates everyone who were recognised at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2017 Wales celebration event on 7 November at Cardiff Stadium.

Our Welsh stars were chosen from hundreds of high quality entries by our industry-led, independent judging panel. The winners have now moved on to compete to become EEF's national winners at a prestigious gala dinner and awards ceremony in London on 25 January 2018.

The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards – now in their ninth year – are the most established and respected regional and national recognition of manufacturing success.



Developing People

  • Winner - Tata Steel


  • Winner - Morris Line Engineering
  • Runner up – Amcanu


  • Winner - Jeremy Procter, Procter Bros

First Year Intermediate-Advanced Apprentice

  • Winner - Georgina Gibb, Magellan Aerospace (UK) Ltd
  • Runner up – Natasha Hawes, Magellan Aerospace (UK) Ltd
  • Highly Commended – Bradley Godwin, Cogent Power

Final Year Intermediate-Advanced Apprentice

  • Winner - Alex North, Magellan Aerospace (UK) Ltd
  • Runner up – William Paul Higginson, Magellan Aerospace (UK) Ltd
  • Highly Commended – Jay Craven, FSG Tool and Die Ltd

First Year Higher Level Apprentice

  • Winner - Jonathan Yates, Sony UK Technology Centre

Final Year Higher Level Apprentice

  • Winner - James Smith-Williams, SCA
  • Runner up – Rhys Allen, JCB Transmissions

First Year Business Apprentice

  • Winner - Daniel Penlington, JCB
  • Runner up – Rae Goman, Procter Bros

National Gala Dinner

Don’t forget to book your place as we invite you to toast the very best in UK Manufacturing at this exclusive black tie event at the opulent Grand Connaught Rooms in London on the 25 January 2018. 

After a gruelling judging process, it’s time to sit back and enjoy a magnificent event as you share your success with colleagues, clients, family and friends. We are looking forward to a wonderful evening of fine food and wine as we announce the National Winners of the Future Manufacturing Awards. Book Now.

The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards are supported by:

Category partners

  • AIG
  • HVM
  • Liberty
  • Randstad
  • RSM

Region partner

  • Menzies
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